Avenue for Faith

Informed: Who Are Adult Learners? (w/Justin & Jennifer Gerhardt) | Episode 3

January 27, 2021 Nathan Guy Season 1 Episode 3
Avenue for Faith
Informed: Who Are Adult Learners? (w/Justin & Jennifer Gerhardt) | Episode 3
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Who are adult learners and how can you best provide what they need? In this third episode, we are laying out five things adult learners ARE, two things they are NOT, several things they WANT, and nine essential things they NEED.

Sections of this podcast feature Justin & Jennifer Gerhardt.  For 10 years, Justin served as the preaching minister for the Round Rock Church of Christ, and is now the creator and host of the podcast Holy Ghost Stories. Jennifer is a well-respected author (JL Gerhardt) and Bible class teacher. For 5 years she served as a storytelling minister for the Round Rock congregation, where she enabled God's people to share their stories of redemption, rescue, and belonging to Christ. Justin and Jennifer will be our featured guests as they tell more of their own story on our next episode entitled "On Mission."

In this episode, we cover several key topics including:

  • Five things adult learners ARE(1:45)
  • Two things adult learners are NOT (10:33)
  • Three things adult learners WANT (14:55)
  • Three levels of need-based learning from 1 John 2:12-14 (20:26)
  • Nine things adult learners NEED (23:18)
  • And lots, lots more!

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Key people and references in this podcast:


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Jennifer: Bring Something Better
Nathan: Introducing the Episode
Nathan: Introducing Justin & Jennifer
Five Things Adult Learners ARE (1): Experienced
Five Things Adult Learners ARE (2): Self-Directed
Five Things Adult Learners ARE (3): Discoverers
Jennifer: Let Them Discover
Five Things Adult Learners ARE (4): Need-To-Know
Justin: Tension in a Message for the Need-To-Know
Five Things Adult Learners Are (5): Role-Oriented
Justin & Jennifer: Finding an Angle for your Class
Jennifer: Tell Them Why
Two Things Adult Learners Are NOT
Jennifer: They Do Not Have Short Attention Spans (But Do Need Scene Changes)
Jennifer: They Are Not Stupid (But Brilliant In Their Own Field)
Three Things Adult Learners Want (1): Knowledge That Can Be Immediately Applied
Three Things Adult Learners Want (2): Adults Want To Be Treated As Adults
Justin: Honor Your Audience / Come At Questions In A Different Way
Jennifer: Experience-Based Questions Are Best
Three Things Adult Learners Want (3): To Be Wanted
What Adult Learners Need: Appreciating 3 Levels (1 John 2:12-14)
Nine Things Adult Learners Need
Introducing The Next Episode: On Mission